Film Tour Wrap Up

This summer, Colorado Preservation, Inc. and the Colorado’s Most Endangered Places Program launched their first annual Historic Places Traveling Film Tour. We had a great time traveling across the state to venues including the: Colorado State Capitol House Chamber, Tabor Opera House, Hangar 61, Redstone Castle, Kress Cinema & Lounge, Tread of Pioneers Museum, Salida SteamPlant Event Center, and Manitou Springs Heritage Center. Our Film Tour featured Havey Productions, Centennial Statehouse: Colorado’s Greatest Treasure, which was awarded as the Best Documentary Short Film at the TriMedia Film Festival in early September. The Film tells the story behind one of the great architectural treasures of the American West, capturing the stories and people associated with the Statehouse and how they have shaped the state of Colorado.

As a part of the Film Tour, Colorado Preservation, Inc. worked to raise awareness and funding for the Colorado’s Most Endangered Places Program. The Tour’s mission is to promote the benefits of historic preservation, educate communities on the current structural issues the State Capitol is facing and its effects on preservation funding statewide, and highlight historic theatres and sites through cultural tourism.

We thoroughly enjoyed traveling across the State and screening this film in some truly incredible venues. We are excited to start planning next summer’s tour, and would love to be a part of your community’s summer programs. If you would like to get involved in the 2013 Historic Places Traveling Film Tour please contact Rachel Parris at rparris@coloradopreservation.org, or (303) 893-4260, ext. 236.

 

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